The 73rd Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at
the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, and The Ohio State University, June 14-16, 2016

Meeting Information

The 73rd Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, and The Ohio State University, 14-16 June, 2016. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. This year’s general theme is Airborne and spaceborne remote sensing of snow and ice. The ESC has only plenary (paper and poster viewing) sessions, allowing time to view and discuss the research of each participant.

The preliminary program is now available!

This year's program chair is:

Michael Durand
Ohio State University & Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

Please email him with your questions.

Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 will be awarded to a Canadian Student submitting a paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster.

All submitted papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC website for details on submission.


Conference Venue

The 2016 Eastern Snow Conference will be held at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center ( on the Ohio State University campus. The poster session will take place in the Wexner Center for the Arts (

Columbus features great restaurants and some wonderful local breweries.

Conference Registration

To register for the conference.

First, please complete the on site registration form, which can be downloaded here, and email to Michael Durand (

Second, submit your payment.

Preregistration Costs

$250 USD - Regular Member
$150 USD - Student Member
$150 USD - Single Day

On-Site Registration

Costs $350 USD

Payment Instructions

To pay by credit card (preferred)

Go to the Byrd Polar and Climate Polar Archives website page at:

  1. Please key in the total amount you are paying [$x.xx].
  2. For order number, please key in [LastNameDatePaid: example Kissel20160203].
  3. For Special comments, please key in Snow Conference.
  4. The website requires that the shipping information be completed as well as the billing information otherwise it will not accept your payment.
    Everything else should be self-explanatory.
  5. Once you make the payment, we will be notified by e-mail and you will also receive an email confirmation.

To pay by check or money order

please mail directly to:

Professor Michael Durand, c/o Eastern Snow Conference,
OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
108 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210.

Please contact M. Durand ( with questions. 


Blocks of rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express  & Suites and the Hilton Garden Inn.

At the Holiday Inn Express, the block name is  “Eastern Snow Conference”.
At the Hilton Garden Inn, the group code is “ESC16”.

Both hotels offer shuttle service.


Information on Past ESC Meetings

OrganizationAnnual MeetingProceedings and Past Meetings |Student Paper Competition Corporate MembersLinks